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Shark Tank cast — What’s the net worth of the Sharks in 2017?

The Shark Tank cast, much like any other judges of competitions, tend to be overly scrutinizing and ruthless about candidates they feel deserve their investment. We previously told you the net worth of these entrepreneurs, investors and moguls here. But just how much is the cast of Shark Tank worth now? With all of the market fluctuations, let’s see who was a winner and who was a loser! We’ll also get to see the net worth of a few of the newest judges who made appearances on the show.

The Shark Tank cast includes Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran. But in the past season, quite a few guest judges have made an appearance. These include pubic figures such as Ashton Kutcher and Chris Sacca. Read on to find out the collective net worth of this very valuable cast!

Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban has been a longstanding entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He’s started multiple companies including HDNet, MicroSolutions, and Broadcast.com. In addition, he is the co-owner of the Landmark Theater Chain, Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Home Video. Mark Cuban also gained fame when he predicted the demise of Yahoo and sold all of his share in the company, right before it plummeted from $163 per share to $8.11 per share. The last couple of years have been a success for Mark Cuban given that his current net worth comes in around $3.3 billion.

Robert Herjavec
Robert Herjavec’s family immigrated from Croatia with reportedly no more than $20 in their pockets. While Herjavec began his career in film, he obtained his first job at Logiquest as a salesman by offering to work the first 6 months for free. He supported himself during this period by waiting tables. After being fired from Logiquest in 1990, he founded his own company, Brak system, an internet security software system, and sold it to AT&T for $30.2 million. Though he took a few years off after the sale, Herjavec went on to found Herjavec Group in 2003, one of Canada’s largest internet security provider companies. Unfortunately for Robert Herjavec, he also underwent a divorce and as a result his net worth declined from $200 million to $100 million.

Lori Greiner
Lori Greiner is fondly called the “queen of QVC,” and is the president and founder of Chicago-based For Your Ease Only, a product development and marketing company. She has launched more than 400 products and holds 120 US and international patents. One of Lori Greiner’s investments on Shark Tank, Scrub Daddy, has been one of the biggest success stories from the show and has garnered $75 million of sales. Lori Greiner’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

Kevin O’Leary
Kevin O’Leary is noted to be one of the more abrasive judges on Shark Tank. So just how successful is he? Well, Kevin O’Leary reportedly began his first business with a $10,000 investment from his mother. SoftKey Software Companies, Kevin O’Leary’s first company, was founded in his home’s basement after Kevin graduated from college. O’Leary sold The Learning Company to Mattel in 1997 for $3 billion. As of 2016, O’Leary’s net worth was $300 million. Clearly O’Leary made his ruthlessness work for him!

Daymond John
Daymond John is the founder of FUBU and made his fortune by building a fashion empire. Daymond John was raised by a single mom in New York City. She had to work more than one job to make ends meet. To make himself the clothes he wanted to wear but weren’t available anywhere else, Daymond John asked his mother for a sewing machine and got his start selling what he made. When his hats began to sell well, Daymond John convinced his mother to take out a second mortgage on their home and used the money to found FUBU. FUBU truly rose to fame after Daymond John’s childhood friend, LL Cool J, promoted the clothing. As a result of the success of FUBU, Daymond John is worth $250 million.

Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran is considered the real estate expert among the sharks given that she first started out in business by founding the Corcoran Group in 1973, a real estate business. She went on to escalate her brand by publishing the Corcoran Report, an analysis of real estate data trends in New York City in the mid-1970s. She notes that what the report really accomplished for here was to get her name out. She is a real estate contributor to multiple shows and also acts as a business consultant via her consulting and television production company, Barbara Corcoran Inc. Barbara Corcoran has been a clear winner in the last few years since her net worth has gone up to $80 million.

Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is not just your average Hollywood pretty boy. In fact, he’s became a savvy investor, founding his venture capital firm, A-Grade Investments. The combined valuation of A-Grade Investments has been estimated to be as much as $150 million, with investments in household names such as Airbnb, Shazam, Path, Flipboard, Foursquare, Uber, Spotify, Fab.com, Soundcloud, Pinterest, Washio, Nextoor, Houzz, and more. Of course, that side gig, acting, doesn’t hurt him either. Ashton Kutcher is said to have earned $750,000 per episode of the hit comedy series Two and a Half Men, which means his paycheck per season has been a cool $18 million. All of that tallies up to a $140 million estimated net worth.

Chris Sacca
Chris Sacca is one of the more interesting guest judges on Shark Tank, primarily because his success hasn’t been a simple ascent from rags to riches as seems to have been the case for so many others. Chris Sacca started out as a lawyer, gambling his student loans during law school on the stock market, and turning $20,000 into $12 million. However, his success gave way to failure when the market crashed and Sacca found himself as much as $3million in debt. Sacca didn’t give up and got a job at a law firm as an associate, but was then let got after a little more than a year. He then supported himself by independent contracting gigs as a lawyer that he secured on Craigslist and Elance and eventually landed a job at Google as a general counsel. He worked there until his shares vested and left in 2007 to found his own venture capital firm, Lowercase Capital. Now, this is where things get interesting. Sacca funded companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio and Kickstarter. Chris Sacca’s net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion.

All together, the case of Shark Tank’s net worth tops out at $5.5 billion!

Lauren Conrad Net Worth 2016

Lauren Conrad’s Net Worth in 2017 Will Shock You

Lauren Conrad, or L.C., as she was once called, is frequently quoted herself in the media as saying a huge motivation for her to participate in reality TV was to launch her business career. And what a career it’s been! Lauren Conrad has become a successful fashion designer, author, blogger and business woman with all of the ventures she’s started. With each endeavor, Lauren Conrad has also accumulated quite a bit of wealth. Read on to find out her total net worth.

Lauren Conrad’s Fashion and Sales Ventures

Although Lauren Conrad began her career as a star of Laguna Beach, and then went on to her own reality show, the Hills, she spent time on the latter attending the Fashion Institute of Design and interning at Teen Vogue. She leveraged her celebrity on the MTV reality shows to launch her own fashion lines. The first of these, her LC Lauren Conrad line, was a partnership with Kohls. Lauren also launched her Paper Crown line, a collection of higher end clothing. Additionally, Lauren Conrad sells a collection of fair market items, including clothing, house-ware and decor that are made by artisans across the world.

Lauren’s Conrad’s Books and Blog

Lauren Conrad is quite the publisher! On her self-titled website, laurenconrad.com, Lauren blogs about the latest trends in decor, fashion and cooking and sells all of her wares. Lauren Conrad also has an extensive collection of books, featuring both fiction and nonfiction.

Lauren Conrad’s Promotional Gigs

Lauren Conrad has written about the importance of endorsement deals and the need to stay true to her brand. Lucky for her, there appear to be a large number of retailers, designers and companies that she feels are harmonious with her brand. These include Hasbro, Old Navy, AT&T, Sony VAIO, Linea Pelle, Kohl’s, the EYE Care Campaign and Avon’s Mark cosmetics.

So what’s the grand total for the net worth of all of Lauren Conrad’s ventures? She’s estimated to be worth a whopping $28 million.

Looks like every reality TV star needs to take a page from Lauren Conrad’s book!

Lea Michele

Lea Michele Net Worth 2017

Nowadays, any starlet who hits the small screen capitalizes on her popularity quickly, by moving onto acting in big studio movies, signing up for lucrative endorsements and doing anything and everything to turn her 15 minutes of fame into cold, hard cash.

And Lea Michele, who rose to popularity through her role on TV’s hit series, “Glee,” is no different. Read on to find out more about how Lea Michelle made her money and what her net worth actually is.

Lea Michele Net Worth 2017: How She Made Her Money

Lea Michele is one of a few “Glee” stars who has managed her money well. According to sources, Lea Michele’s salary per episode of Glee in its last season was $80,000. And given that a standard season consists of 22 episodes, Lea Michelle’s grand total per season of Glee was $1.8 million. But that’s not the limit to her income.

Lea Michele’s mug was featured on ads for Loreal, for which she reportedly signed a $1 million endorsement deal. In addition, she has been featured on promotional ads for Gap Inc, Candies, Chevrolet, Nike, and HP TouchPad. Now that’s money that’s bound to accumulate!

Lea Michele has also starred in quite a few shows, concerts and movies. She reportedly earned $500,000 for Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall, $375,000 for the film New Year’s Eve, $342, 857 for Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and $260,870 for Buster & Chanuncy’s Silent Night.

Lea Michele has also published a book (Brunette Ambition) and dropped an album (Louder), both of which have raked in quite a bit of money.

Lea Michele Net Worth 2017

And what’s the grand total for all of that work? In 2016, Lea Michele has been estimated to be worth as much as $6,000,000-$10,000,000.

No wonder she looks so happy!

Lea Michele Net Worth 2017: A Big Spender

But boy does Lea Michele like to spend her money!

In 2015, Lea Michelle reportedly dropped $3 million on her Brentwood mansion. The sprawling estate has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, gorgeous views of the canyon, and even a 2-story gym! She’s also been spotted driving around in a car valued at $55,000.

But given that Lea Michele is such a fitness guru and seems to live her life healthily without having to be in an out of rehab all of the time, it looks like she doesn’t have to worry about wasting her fortune like most celebrities out there.

And there you have it, another celebrity who’s quickly climbed the ranks of millionaires.

Photo Credit: JJ Duncan

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The Richest Person In History Is…

Who is the richest person in history? Well, it depends on the time period. The richest person in modern history was John D. Rockefeller, with an adjusted net worth of $340 billion. The richest person in ancient history was African emperor Musa I of Mali, with a net worth of over $400 billion.

Richest Person in History — Modern: John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller was an oil magnate whose name you may know from Rockefeller Plaza or Rockefeller Center in New York. Rockefeller, at the height of his wealth, was worth $340 billion in today’s money, which is almost 4 times what Bill Gates, the current richest person, is worth today, and almost 10 times what Mark Zuckerberg is worth.

Rockefeller founded Standard Oil, which has since broken into companies including ExxonMobil and Chevron.

The second richest person in modern history, Andrew Carnegie, was also a wealthy industrialist from Rockefeller’s time period.

Richest Person in History — Ancient: Musa I of Mali

The richest person ever, and the richest person in ancient history, was Musa I of Mali. He was an ancient African emperor who controlled the West African Mali Empire. Musa I, at the height of his wealth, was worth around $400 billion in today’s money — about $60 billion more than Rockefeller.

Musa I’s wealth came from the value of natural resources in the area he controlled, including gold and salt. He conquered a large amount of territory in Africa and the middle east before his death in 1337.

The second most wealthy person from ancient history was William the Conqueror, who was less wealthy than both Rockefeller and Carnegie.

If you go back further, into BC years, there were emperors who owned more territory (and thus, natural resources) than Musa I. However, it can be difficult to quantify the value of their possessions. Probably the wealthiest was Augustus Caesar, who founded the Roman Empire around 10 years BC.

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Kevin James Net Worth 2017

With a new hit show called ‘Kevin Can Wait’, Hollywood moneymaker Kevin James is back. Even though most of his movies are low budget, he is one of the best investments a studio can make given the percentage return on investment for his movies.

Kevin James: Cash Cow

In the last few years, Kevin James has made several high grossing movies. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, for example, made almost $220 million on a budget of nearly nothing. And in 2015, Paul Blart 2 was Sony’s highest grossing movie. Pixels also did well.

Now, Kevin James has a new show, ‘Kevin Can Wait’, which since premiering on CBS a few weeks ago, has been the highest rated new comedy of the year.

James was making over $500,000 per episode toward the end of his previous hit show, King of Queens, and star salaries have increased dramatically since then, so it wouldn’t be surprising if James is making nearly $1 milllion per episode (although we expect it’s closer to $500,000 since this is a new show).

Forbes in 2012 listed James as number 10 on their list of “Best Actors for the Buck.” According to their analysis, for every $1 paid, James returns over $22. James’ movies often are very cheap to make but do very well at the box office, making him a very good investment for studios.

According to Variety, in 2012, Kevin and his wife bought a home in Florida for $18 million. In the same article, they note that just four of James’ movies brought in a total of $800 million.

So what is Kevin James’ net worth in 2017?

So with the royalties from the films and King of Queens we would estimate James’ net worth at a little under $100 million. Add to that his salary from ‘Kevin Can Wait’ and we estimate his salary to be between $100 and $120 million.

Now, that’s a lot of dough for a mall cop!

Net worth disclaimer: Our net worth and income estimations are purely our opinions, and not facts. We strive to be as accurate as possible, but in the end it is nearly impossible to be sure of anyone’s true net worth.

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The Most Expensive Trucks/SUVs Ever

Got tons of money but don’t want to buy a whimpy Porsche or Bentley? Well, we’ve got the answer for you. Here are the most expensive luxury trucks ever made.

Most Expensive Trucks Ever: International CXT

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Source Wikipedia: Silosarg

Years: 2004-2008
Price: $150,000+

The International CXT was built from 2004 to 2008, after which it was discontinued. The truck was about $150,000 all-in, and it was built on a real commercial truck chassis.

The truck was offered in two other flavors, the RXT and the CXT. Each had top of the line leather, all of the latest electronics, including a Playstation, and could drive almost anywhere. The CXT had a towing capacity of 20 tons, so no matter how big your yacht was, it could handle it.

Some of the wealthy owners included Jay Leno and Ashton Kutcher.

Most Expensive Trucks Ever: Lamborghini LM002

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Source: Wikipedia

Years: 1986-1993
Price: $130,000

The Lamborghini LM002 is now mostly a footnote in history, but at the time it was created, it cost over $130,000. In today’s money, that’s over $280,000. The truck/SUV wasn’t particularly comfortable or classy, but it was a Lamborghini, and with the Lamborghini name came the Lamborghini reputation for (un)reliability. It also was a regular on “worst vehicles ever” lists.

Some of the wealthy owners included Saddam Hussein’s son and other Middle Eastern royalty.

Most Expensive Trucks Ever: Mercedes G63 6×6

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Years: 2013-2015
Price: $1M+

If you have a million dollars to spend, and nothing in particular to do, you can buy one of these. The G63 6×6 is a Mercedes G-wagon (which is already over $100k) with another axle and wheel. Why? Because.

The 6×6 is no longer available new, but you can buy a used one (expect to pay more than the MSRP, however). Some of the features included central tire inflation, so that the rich Middle Eastern Sheikhs could go from the roads to the dessert quickly, and there was even a Brabus version.

The truck appeared in movies like Jurassic Park, but you probably best recognize it from Dan Bilzerian’s Instagram.

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Most Expensive Sneakers Ever? $100,000 Airline Shoes

You heard that right. An airline is now in the shoe business, and their shoes aren’t cheap.

Most Expensive Sneakers Ever?

This week, Virgin America broke records for selling a one-of-a-kind pair of sneakers for nearly $100,000. The shoes, called “Virgin America First Class Shoes” were listed on eBay originally for $200, but quickly rose in price.

It ended up selling for $97,877.77 with 65 bids. There were plenty of cancelled (possibly fraudulent) bids. You’ll be happy to know, though, that with your $97,877.77, you get free standard shipping.

Why Airline Shoes?

What are these shoes and why would anyone want them? Well, we can at least answer the first question.

The shoes are designed to show off Virgin America’s first class cabin, with the amenities available on it. For example, the shoes have a stainless steel seat buckle where the laces are, mood lighting, a LCD video monitor, a rechargeable battery, a USB phone charger, and a WiFi hotspot. The leather is the same used in Virgin America’s first class cabin.

The winning bids are going to charity.

Here’s what Virgin says about why you want these shoes:

This might be your last chance to get your hands on a piece of historic aviation memorabilia. Whether you’re a sneakerhead or an airline enthusiast, this is a can’t-miss collectible. And it’s sure to be a conversation starter for years to come.

What would you do with $100,000 sneakers? Would you ever need mood lighting or a wifi hotspot in your shoes?

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How Much Does an Olsen Twin’s Lifestyle Cost?

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have oft been the subject of envy given that they went from child stars to designer darlings in one successful swoop with their luxury clothing line, the Row. The Olsen twins have certainly kept a low profile in the past few years – after all, Mary Kate has shed her part lifestyle since she married Olivier Sarkozy. Meanwhile, Ashley Olson has herself begun to date older men, with reports surfacing that she’s been most recently linked to George Condo. But even if they shun social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen certainly like to live the high life. Considering their combined fortune is now said to total $300 million, they certainly have enough extra cash to spend. Read on to see just how much it money it costs to live like these two lucky girls!

How to Acquire Jewelry like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Remember that age old belief that any any engagement ring has to cost your partner 3 months worth of salary? Well, get ready to earn an awful lot of money because Mary Kate Olsen’s engagement ring set her husband back $81,250. As a vintage Cartier, Mary Kate’s ring was reportedly purchased at a Sotheby’s auction house event. And that diamond rock set in the middle? That’s a solid 4 carats worth of diamond.

How to Vacation Like Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen love to vacation! And among those sites are resorts in Antibes, France. They reportedly stayed at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Suites at this resort cost as much as $1600 Euros per night and that’s just for a night on the off season, in October! But for this much money, it’s clear to you get a taste of the high life. The views are of the Mediterranean and guests enjoy a private terrace, pergola and jaccuzzi.

How to Pay Rent Like Mary Kate and Ashley Olson – Spoiler, It’ll Cost You Millions

Mary-Kate Olson enjoys the cosmopolitan lifestyle that New York allows. And you won’t believe where she lives. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Mary Kate Olson paid $13.5 million for a pad that features a private garden, a hall of mirrors, a ballroom, rooftop pool, elevator, built in garage and artist’s studio. The home is located in midtown, giving Mary Kate Olson and Olivier Sarkozy some privacy from the celebrity attention. Even more interesting is that the estate was originally listed for $16.5 million. Did this couple snag a deal or what? And their former home? Oh, that only set back Olivier Sarkozy $6.25 million – it was an East Village row home that the couple actually reportedly sold for a profit. Although these two have only been married since 2015, they’re definitely moving up the real estate ladder with some pretty pricey acquisitions!

Meanwhile, Ashley Olson may have just outdone her sister considering the price per person of her pad is even higher. Ashely Olson reportedly purchased a $7.3 million apartment in Greenwich Village that offers the utmost in luxury and privacy. The flat compromises an entire floor with private elevator entry. The building was previously employed as an art gallery.

So, if you want to live like an Olsen, it’s clear it’ll cost you!

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Jake Paul Net Worth

Jake Paul, the 19-year old Vine star, has had a great year. Aside from being cast as a character on Disney Channel’s new show, Bizaardvark, he’s been in several films, and has even started hitting the celebrity social scene. So what is Jake Paul’s net worth?

Jake Paul started making videos after his brother, another Vine star named Logan Paul, developed a following online. Both brothers are widely followed on social media, with Jake having almost 1,000,000 followers on Twitter, and 5,000,000 on Facebook. He now uses that fame to promote products and businesses.

He recently spoke to CNBC, and said this:

As you get more and more popular and start to build a brand name for yourself in the space, you start working with big Fortune 500 companies, merchandising deals, you can tour. There are lots of ways to monetize. But if you have millions of fans, and you can convert even five percent of them to pay for something of yours, you are in the seven-figure range.

How Does Jake Paul Make Money?

Jake Paul has developed deals with businesses to promote products and services. He has also been selling his own products.

Paul utilizes his large social media following (his videos have been viewed several billion times) to convert into making money. He says that given the size of his following, if he converts only a small number of people, he will make a lot of money.

He also earns money for his Disney Channel TV show, Bizaardvark.

Jake Paul Net Worth

So what is Jake Paul worth? Paul has been making over $100,000 for a while. However, he only recently crossed the 7-figure revenue range. We estimate that his total net worth is between $1.75 and $2 million.

Net worth disclaimer: Our net worth and income estimations are purely our opinions, and not facts. We strive to be as accurate as possible, but in the end it is nearly impossible to be sure of anyone’s true net worth.

Gianluca Vacchi Net Worth

Gianluca Vacchi Net Worth

You’ve probably heard of Gianluca Vacchi, the entrepreneur-playboy from Italy who went viral this year for his dance moves. So what is Gianluca Vacchi worth?

Gianluca Vacchi – Entrepreneur, Playboy, Dancer

Gianluca Vacchi lives a life many of us would dream about. He’s got cars, money, and everything else. Just check out how he travels:

Here’s his brand new Rolls Royce (worth ~$500,000):

Here he is returning from the hospital:

And here he is celebrating his 49th birthday, Gianluca Vacchi style. The party alone may have cost several hundred thousand dollars.

Gianluca Vacchi – How Did He Make His Money?

Gianluca Vacchi’s family bought the Italian mega-company IMA (Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.). IMA. IMA is a publicly traded company worth over $2 billion, according to market data from BRSAITALIANA, the Italian market. The company owns brands that do everything from packing to food production to making pharmaceuticals.

Gianluca Vacchi also has owned a company called ToyWatch, which he later sold, according to Businesspeople.it.

Vacchi now mostly spends time traveling and hanging out with his famous friends, like Zac Efron and Fiat owner Lapo Elkann, as well as his significant other, Giorgia Gabriele, according to Empty Lighthouse Magazine.

Gianluca Vacchi Net Worth?

Our estimate for Gianluca Vacchi’s net worth is 400 million Euros, which translates to around $440 million USD.

Net worth disclaimer: Our net worth and income estimations are purely our opinions, and not facts. We strive to be as accurate as possible, but in the end it is nearly impossible to be sure of anyone’s true net worth.

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